Tri-County Youth Sports Daily
Topsail High School-Junior – Jackson Moore – Excels in Classroom- On the Field for Pirate Baseball Program
It is so nice to see the spring high school sports season underway. No Covid Protocols or limited attendance at sporting events. With that said the Covid-19 Pandemic the last two years reduced the high school athletics experience for many of the spring sport student athletes. The current junior and senior class spring athletics lost a season on the field due to the Covid-19 Pandemic closing schools and forcing the cancellation of the spring sports season. The student athletes made the adjustments with academics, virtual learning as well as athletics over the last couple years. The student athletes are happy to be back in the classroom and on the field.
Topsail Pirate baseball, junior Jackson Moore lost his freshman season due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Moore a multi-sport athlete at Topsail, as a member of the Topsail baseball and basketball programs.
Like most of todays student athletes Moore started playing recreation basketball and T-Ball at the age of 4 years old. After Jacksons recreation 8U All-Star season he was asked to play with the Heat Travel Ball Team and continued with the program until the age of 15. Moore also continued with playing recreation basketball during this period.
Moore continued his love for sports playing baseball and basketball at Topsail and Surf City Middle School, while continuing with recreation and heat travel ball team in the off season.
Jackson, a junior at Topsail High School, a pitcher for Topsail Varsity baseball had an impressive game on the mound in the Pirates 6-2 victory over West Brunswick. Moore with the start on the mound, pitched 7 innings giving up 3 hits, two runs, while striking out 7 for Topsail.
Moore excels in the classroom as a student athlete with a focus on his academics. Jackson currently has a 4.26 GPA. Jackson hopes to continue his academic and baseball career at the college level after his senior year
Jackson and his accomplishments as a student athlete have come with challenges and adversity. Moore in 2015, at the age of 10 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Jackson was determined to continue playing sports and has done so for the last 7 years. He and his mom, along with the Heat Baseball families have hosted 2 different fundraisers for JDRF raising over 3000 dollars with each event.
Jackson is a true example of what a student athlete should be. A fine young man.